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At an awards ceremony at Cisco Canada’s head office, DiverseCity onBoard recognized Peel Children’s Aid, The Redwood and the Town of Richmond Hill for embracing diversity in board governance and making it a priority to recruit board members from diverse backgrounds. A new corporate award, presented by the Canadian Board Diversity Council, recognized TD Bank Group.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty addressed the winners and applauded the progress made in changing the face of leadership across the GTA. It was also announced that the government will continue to support the DiverseCity project, including the DiverseCity onBoard initiative, for another two years.
“Diversity is one of Ontario’s greatest strengths,” said Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins. “When organizations work with DiverseCity to make their governance more diverse, they open their organizations to new opportunities and new markets. That kind of openness is going to help support our growing economy and a stronger Ontario.”
Profiles of winners: